CSANA Bibliography

Until 2020, CSANA maintained a bibliography of Celtic Studies scholarship, through the work of our bibliographer, Karen E. Burgess, hosted by UCLA. CSANA now no longer maintains the bibliography, but it is still accessible as a searchable PDF:


CSANA has been publishing its newsletter annually since our founding in 1977, providing a snapshot into the history of academic Celtic Studies in North America. We currently publish one issue in the Fall (Samhain) and one in the Spring (Beltaine) distributed directly to members over the listserv. An archive of past issues has made available here on the website (excepting the most recent issues). The numbering of newsletters below reflects the numbering as printed on the final published issue. For questions or suggestions about the newsletter, please contact the Newsletter Editor.


Issue 40.1 (Samhain, 2020)

Issue 39.2 (Beltaine, 2021)

Issue 39.1 (Samhain, 2020)

Issue 38.1 (Beltaine, 2020)

CSANA would like to acknowledge and thank the work of our present and past newsletter editors: Morgan Moore (2020 – present), Jimmy Miller (2013 – 2019), and Charles MacQuarrie (2001 – 2012). Prior to Charles MacQuarrie’s inaugural tenure as the dedicated Newsletter Editor, the CSANA newsletter was edited by the Vice President as part of their duties of office (and originally, for the first two issues, by the inaugural Secretary-Treasurer, Daniel Melia). CSANA would like to especially recognize and thank Dan for founding the newsletter, and Charlie for shaping the vision of the newsletter as it exists today!

CSANA Yearbook

Prior to the launch of the North American Journal of Celtic Studies, CSANA published a series of themed Yearbooks. By the time of our journal’s launch, twelve such yearbooks had been published across nine physical volumes with Four Courts Press (Yearbooks 1-7) and later Colgate University Press (Yearbooks 8-12).

The Individual in Celtic Literature (2001)
Helen Fulton
Individual and Society in Owein/Yvain and Gereint/Erec
Elva Johnston
The Salvation of the Individual and the Salvation of Society in Siaburcharpat Con Culaind
Catherine McKenna
Apotheosis and Evanescence: The Fortunes of Saint Brigit in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Aideen O’Leary
Mog Ruith and Apocalypticism in Eleventh-Century Ireland
Brynley F. Roberts
Where Were the Four Branches of the Mabinogi Written?
Yearbook 1, Edited by Joseph Falaky Nagy

Identifying the “Celtic” (2002)
Jacqueline Borsje
Approaching Danger: Togail Bruidne Da Derga and the Motif of Being One-Eyed
Sioned Davies
Performing from the Pulpit: An Introduction to Preaching in Nineteenth-Century Wales
Patrick K. Ford
Amazon dot Choin
Philip Freeman
Who Were the Atecotti?
Catherine McKenna
Between Two Worlds: Saint Brigit and Pre-Christian Religion in the Vita Prima
Peter McQuillan
Gaoidhealg as the Pragmatic Mode in Irish
Thomas O’Loughlin
A Celtic Theology: Some Awkward Questions and Observations
Maria Tymoczko
What Questions Should We Ask in Celtic Studies in the New Millennium?
Yearbook 2, Edited by Joseph Falaky Nagy

Heroic Poets and Poetic heroes in Celtic Traditions (2005)
Anders Ahlqvist
Is acher in gaíth . . . úa Lothlind
Kate Chadbourne
The Voices of Hounds: Heroic Dogs and Men in the Finn Ballads and Tales
Paula Powers Coe
Manawydan’s Set and Other Iconographic Riffs
Morgan Thomas Davies
The Death of Dafydd ap Gwilym
Elizabeth A. Gray
The Warrior, The Poet and the King: ‘The Three Sins of the Warrior’ and Cú Roí
R. Geraint Gruffydd
The Praise of Tenby: A Late-Ninth-Century Welsh Court Poem
Joseph Harris
North Sea Elegy and Para Literary History
Marged Haycock
Sy abl fodd, Sibli fain: Sibyl in Medieval Wales
Máire Herbert
Becoming an Exile: Colum Cille in Middle-Irish Poetry
Barbara Hillers
Poet or Magician: Mac Mhuirich Mór in Oral Tradition
Jerry Hunter
Poets, Angels and Devilish Spirits: Elis Gruffydd’s Meditations on Idolatry
Colin Ireland
The Poets Cædmon and Colmán mac Lénéni: The Anglo Saxon Layman and the Irish Professional
H. A. Kelly
Medieval Heroics Without Heroes or Epics
Geraint H. Jenkins
The Bard of Liberty During William Pitt’s Reign of Terror
Leslie Ellen Jones
Boys in Boxes: The Recipe for a Welsh Hero
Kathryn A. Klar
Poetry and Pillowtalk
John T. Koch
De sancto Iudicaelo rege historia and its Implications for the Welsh Taliesin
Heather Feldmeth Larson
The Veiled Poet: Líadain and Cuirithir and the Role of the Woman-Poet
Catherine McKenna
Vision and Revision, Iteration and Reiteration, in Aislinge Meic Con Glinne
Daniel F. Melia
On the Form and Function of the ‘Old-Irish Verse’ in the Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus
Tomás Ó Cathasaigh
Cú Chulainn, The Poets, and Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe
Brynley F. Roberts
Breuddwyd Maxen Wledig: Why? When?
Patrick Sims-Williams
Person Switching in Celtic Panegyric: Figure or Fault?
Edgar M. Slotkin
Maelgwn Gwynedd: Speculations On A Common Celtic Legend Pattern
Robin Chapman Stacey
Instructional Riddles in Welsh Law
Eve E. Sweetser
The Metaphorical Construction of a Poetic Hero and His Society
Maria Tymoczko
Sound and Sense: Joyce’s Aural Esthetics
Calvert Watkins
The Old Irish Word for ‘Flesh-Fork’
Donna Wong
Poetic Justice/Comic Relief: Aogán Ó Rathaille?s Shoes and the Mock-Warrant
Joseph Falaky Nagy
Bibliography of Patrick K . Ford.
Yearbook 3-4, Edited by Joseph Falaky Nagy and Leslie Ellen Jones

Memory and the Modern in Celtic Literatures (2006)
Mícheál Mac Craith
Fun and Games among the Jet Set: A Glimpse of Seventeenth-Century Gaelic Ireland
Catherine McKenna
Aspects of Tradition Formation in Eighteenth-Century Wales
Damian McManus
‘The smallest man in Ireland can reach the tops of her trees’: Images of the King’s Peace and Bounty in Bardic Poetry
Máirtín Ó Briain
Satire in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Gaelic Poetry
Ruairí Ó hUiginn
Growth and Development in the Late Ulster Cycle: The Case of Táin Bó Flidais
Yearbook 5, Edited by Joseph Falaky Nagy

Myth in Celtic Literatures (2007)
Phillip A. Bernhardt-House
Horses, Hounds, and High Kings: A Shared Arthurian Tradition Across the Irish Sea?
Rebecca Blustein
Poets and Pillars in Cath Maige Tuired
Ranke de Vries
The Names of Lí Bán
Denell Downum
Suibhne, Citation, and the Myth of Originality
Jessica Hemming
Ancient Tradition or Authorial Invention? The ‘Mythological’ Names in the Four Branches
Catherine McKenna
The Colonization of Myth in Branwen Ferch Lír
Antone Minard
Colorful Monsters: The Afanc in Medieval Welsh Narrative
Thomas O’Loughlin
The Myth of Insularity and Nationality in Ireland
Kathryn Stelmach
Dead Deirdre? Myth and Mortality in the Irish Literary Revival
Yearbook 6, Edited by Joseph Falaky Nagy

Law, Literature and Society (2008)
Paul Russell
Poets, Power and Possessions in Medieval Ireland: Some Stories from Sanas Cormaic
Michael Meckler
The Assassination of Diarmait mac Cerbaill
Sara Elin Roberts
Emerging from the Bushes: The Welsh Law of Women in the Legal Triads
Lahney Preston-Matto
Derbforgaill’s Literary Heritage: Can You Blame Her?
Karen Eileen Overbey
Female Trouble: Ambivalence and Anxiety at the Nuns’ Church
Timothy P. Bridgman
Names and Naming Conventions Concerning Celtic Peoples in Some Early Ancient Greek Authors
Yearbook 7, Edited by Joseph F. Eska

Narrative in Celtic Traditions (2011)
Dorothy Ann Bray
The Vita Prima of St. Brigit: A Preliminary Analysis of Its Composition
Timothy Corrigan Correll
Priests and Pisheogues: Fairy Healers, Religious Condemnation, and Narrative Approbation in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Ireland
Joanne Findon
Fabula, Story, and Text: The Case of Compert Conchbuir
Hugh Fogarty
Aislinge Óenguso: A Remscél Reconsidered
Patrick K. Ford
Later Prose Prefaces to Medieval Welsh Poetry
Helen Fulton
Magic Naturalism in the Táin bó Cúailnge
Elissa R. Henken
‘Then Was Spoken the Proverb…’: The Proverb Legend in Medieval Celtic Literature
Kaarina Hollo
Allegoresis and Literary Creativity in Eighth-Century Ireland: The Case of Echtrae Chonnlai
Jerry Hunter
From Death Token to O. Henry Ending: Traditional Narrative and the Early Fiction of Kate Roberts
Charles MacQuarrie
Recognizing Gods in Guises: Identity, Performance, and Performative reading in O’Donnell’s Kern
Catherine McKenna
Angels and Demons in the Pages of Lebor na hUidre
Daniel Frederick Melia
Naked Men, Naked Humor, Naked Narrative?
Joseph Falaky Nagy
The Wisdom of the Couch Potato
Tomás Ó Cathasaigh
Aspects of Memory and Identity in Early Ireland
Brynley F. Roberts
Ystoriaeu Brenhinedd Ynys Brydeyn: A Fourteenth-Century Welsh Brut
Patrick Sims-Williams
Tochmarc Becfhola: A ‘Peculiar Confused Tale’?
Maria Tymoczko
Rewritings, Self-Reflexivity, and the Narrative of Celtic Studies
Andrew Welsh
Myths, Folktales, and Meaning
Dan M. Wiley
The Politics of Myth in Airne Fíngein
Yearbook 8-9, Edited by Joseph F. Eska

Proceedings of the CSANA Annual Meeting of 2008 (2011)
Timothy P. Bridgman
Names and Naming Conventions Concerning Peoples Identified as Celtic in the Works of Posidonius of Apamea
Dylan Foster Evans
On the Lips of Strangers: The Welsh Language, the Middle Ages, and Ethnic Diversity
Katherine R. Frazier
More Than a Name: Place-Name Literature within Táin Bó Cúailnge
Charles Gerard Larkin
Celts in the Holy Land
Patricia Malone
‘There Has Been Treachery from the Beginning’: The Historia Gruffudd ap Cynan as Narrative Hybrid
Catherine McKenna
The Prince, the Poet, and the Scribe: Reflections on the Elegiac Tradition in Medieval Wales
Daniel F. Melia
The Rhetoric of Patrick’s Letter to the Soldiers of Coroticus
Lahney Preston-Matto
Derbforgaill before the Anglo-Norman Invasion: Sovereignty Goddess or Political Hostage in Twelfth-Century Ireland?
William Sayers
Celtic Kingship Motifs Associated with Bishop Aidan of Lindisfarne in Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica
Sarah K. Sieracki
A Common Celtic and Norse Genesis: The Mythological Evidence
Edgar M. Slotkin
Frank O’Connor’s Irish Story
Yearbook 10, Edited by Joseph F. Eska

Rhetoric and Reality in Medieval Celtic Literature (2014)
Karen E. Burgess
Bibliography of Daniel Frederick Melia
Annalee C. Rejhon
‘Jeopardy Guy’: the Curious Life and Turbulent Times of Professor Daniel F. Melia
Dara Hellman
Gereint as Rhetorical Question: Curating Continuity
Anders Ahlqvist
A Rhetorical Poem in Longes mac nUislenn
Thomas Owen Clancy
Early Gaelic Nature Poetry Revisited
Morgan Thomas Davies
Anecdota from Irish Manuscripts
Patrick K. Ford
Dafydd Ap Gwilym Paints a Picture
William Gillies
From Milk-Cow Blues to Hardheaded Women: Decoding the Bard Macintyre
Georgia Henley
Through the Ethnographer’s Eyes: Rhetoric, Ethnicity and Quotation in Gerald of Wales’s Welsh and Irish Works
Matthew Holmberg
Triple Utterances and Curse-Poles: a Common Form of Northern European Satire?
David Howlett
Sonid’s Ogam Signature
Kathryn A. Klar
The Balance of Power: Realpolitik in Ancient Ireland
Kim McCone
A Brief Ornithology Of Sex
Catherine McKenna
The Grammar, Rhetoric and Exegetical Logic of Ultán’s Hymn
Joseph Falaky Nagy
Death By Pillow
Tomás Ó Cathasaigh
The Making of a Prince: Áed Oll fri Andud n-Áne
Paul Russell
Horticultural Genealogy and Genealogical Horticulture: the Metaphors of Welsh Plant and Old Irish Cland
Robin Chapman Stacey
Druids And Their Uses
Eve Sweetser
Advantage and Disadvantage: Cognate Formulas for a Welsh and Irish Topos of Otherworldly Ambiguity
Yearbook 11-12, Edited by Georgia Henley and Paul Russell